Tag Archives: low-income


Message Goes Out to Low-Income Parents: Talk to Teach

Message Goes Out to Low-Income Parents: Talk to Teach

By Nate Robson Oklahoma Watch Tulsa is ground zero for a new early-childhood education campaign that seeks to get more parents reading or talking with their children, even if they are too young to understand. Nearly $1.5 million will be spent in Tulsa starting this spring to raise awareness about the importance of talking to


The Resurrection Project helps Chicago family avoid foreclosure

By Diana Pando Extra News Jeidy Zavala Aguilar and her family live on a quiet side street near Kedzie and Archer avenues on the southwest side of Chicago. Between babysitting her nieces and picking up her children from school, Aguilar and her husband Armando were trying to keep their home from being foreclosed upon before

College counselor Teresa Carreto's room at Roosevelt High in Los Angeles

College Recruiters Often Avoid Low-Income Schools

By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat When Los Angeles Times reporters surveyed California high schools about how many college recruiters visited the campuses this fall, they found glaring disparities between rich and poor. While the private The Webb Schools in Claremont was visited by 113 colleges and universities, the public Jefferson High School in


Study Identifies Jobs With Largest Number of Uninsured in Oklahoma

By Warren Vieth and Darren Jaworkski Oklahoma Watch When the government starts helping low-wage workers pay for health insurance next year, 6,704 Oklahoma cooks will be left empty-handed. So will 6,154 cashiers, 4,572 waiters, 4,207 housekeepers and 3,870 retail salespeople, an Oklahoma Watch data analysis shows.They are among 109,227 uninsured Oklahoma workers whose annual incomes


Closing the Vocabulary Gap

By Alex Rappaport Language Magazine Alex Rappaport argues that word acquisition may be the easiest way to close the achievement gap One promise of public education is to level the playing field across the socioeconomic and ethnic spectrum. Unfortunately, the system is not fulfilling that promise. The achievement gap has been an issue for decades,

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New report highlights innovative ways community colleges can help Latino students succeed

LatinaLista — It is said that by 2025 63 percent of all jobs are going to need some ‘post-secondary’ education. In simple terms, a high school diploma is not going to cut it in the future for a job that pays a living wage and keeps a family from using food stamps or shopping from